She never fully regained consciousness following the dramatic surgery that could have kept her alive. All the vets agree they would have performed the same surgery on their own pets. Yet surgery in these conditions is different. I will always remain with questions, and everybody felt guilty and there was more than enough blame being passed around. The whole incident begs the eternal question "When do you let a creature die with dignity? How far should one go to save a life, despite dramatic, high risks?"
I NEEDED Sabrina to survive. I NEEDED her to represent the animals that did not survive. Despite these feelings, I allowed my personal comfort to take over. I had a fever and was ill and overheated. But I was in no danger of dying. I feel deeply that Luke blames me. Yet all admit that she was dying, and it could not have been prevented.
Any animal lover and pet owner understands my feelings of regret and pain. And this, despite only knowing Sabrina a few days. Rest in Peace Sabrina.